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Jean Clarke-Mitchell

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Jean Clarke-Mitchell is focused on having students become aware of the use of themselves in authentic ways to be most effective with clients’ needs. Her teaching philosophy is that each student is as unique as each client, and she strives to prepare students to honor that knowledge in their work.

Her academic focus has been in both undergraduate and graduate courses that included social work practice with groups, families, and individuals including adults, youth, and children, courses in diversity and social justice, theories of personality, and a BSW licensing course. Jean holds expert status in the areas of intimate partner violence trauma and its effect on the family.

She holds a Master of Social Work and PhD in Social Work from Smith College School of Social Work.


  • Clarke-Mitchell, J. (2020). An Exploratory Study of Primary Caregivers Knowledge of the Risks and Effects of Adolescents' Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence. Smith College School for Social Work.
  • Everett, J. E., Marks, L. D., & Clarke-Mitchell, J. F. (2016). A qualitative study of the Black mother-daughter relationship: Lessons learned about self-esteem, coping, and resilience. Journal of Black Studies, 47(4), 334-350.
  • Clarke-Mitchell, J. F. (2002). Batterers in Intervention Programs: Batterers' Perceptions of the Risk to Children Witnessing Domestic Violence: a Project Based Upon an Investigation at Berkshire Batterer Intervention Program, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thesis presentation, Smith College School for Social Work).